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Staff Present Sessions at Early Childhood Education Conference

Barbara J. AlbertThree staff members at Pennsylvania College of Technology were selected to present sessions at the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Summit, held Oct. 26-28 in State College.

Barbara J. Albert, program specialist for early childhood education at Penn College, offered two sessions: “Professional Behavior: How to Make Ethical Decisions” and “Meeting Ethical Challenges: Especially for Directors.”

In both sessions, Albert reviewed the Code of Ethical Conduct from the National Association for the Education of Young Children and reviewed case studies to help early childhood educators and directors as they face dilemmas involving differing values among staff and families.

Leah R. TresslerJennifer N. BayLeah R. Tressler, group leader, and Jennifer N. Bay, assistant group leader, in the Children’s Learning Center at Penn College, presented a session titled: “Here’s What We Did Today.”

Tressler and Bay showed the many purposes served when they use digital photos and a few sentences to describe what children in their class do during the day and why those activities are important for the children’s development and learning. The brief newsletters are e-mailed to parents each afternoon, saved to document curriculum for accrediting bodies, and used to document the progress of individual children.

The Children’s Learning Center provides quality early education for the children of Penn College students and employees while their parents work or attend classes. It also provides practical experience for students enrolled in the early childhood education major at Penn College.

The Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Summit was co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Child Care Association, the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and the Pennsylvania Head Start Association. It brought together more than 1,000 early childhood education practitioners, parents and advocates and featured more than 170 workshops.

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